Research Hall

research hall

 In 1930, the Government took a policy decision to permit research scholars to have access to archival records.  Accordingly the first research scholar was permitted to consult the archival records of the then Madras Record Office in 1930.  Consequently a well designed research hall was opened facilitating the scholars to pursue their research.  Bonafide scholars hailing from all the Universities/Colleges of India and Foreign Countries are permitted to have access to archival records observing rules and regulations as in force.

Now the facilities in the research hall have been further improved with air- conditioning, well equipped  furniture, illumination etc.   It remains open on all days except on Sundays and on 15 public holidays which are notified in advance.  On all working days it is open from 8 A.M to 8 P.M. and on holidays from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M.

A bonafide candidate who applies for enrolment as research scholar has to pay Rs.200/- (Indian Rupees) as an enrolment fee besides depositing Rs. 500/- with the State Bank of India, Egmore Branch as security deposit, refundable on submission of a copy of the thesis for which he/she has worked in the archives.  The scholars thus enrolled can on requisition and consult library  books and the records which are more than 30 years old required for the subject of his/her  research as per rules and regulations in force.  The scholars can avail the reprographic assistance such as photocopying, microfilming etc.,







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